Field Notes: When forecasts predicted dropping temperatures, testers were relieved that TNF’s Blue Kazoo was in the mix. Over the initial two-week testing trip, this 650-fill sleeping bag was a favorite from backpacking trips to car camping scenarios and proved to be a solid choice in cold weather sleeping bags.
Pros: With the best cinching hood of women’s sleeping bags tested, it socked in warmth and allowed for a minimal yet comfortable breathing channel. The women’s-specific shape offered plenty of room in the hips while it narrowed in the shoulders and feet to maximize heat retention.
Cons: Bulky when packed, the Kazoo could be stuffed with a higher fill down to increase compressibility. But such an increase in down fill power would likely jeopardize Kazoo’s attractive price point. Slight zipper snags were a recurring problem.
Favorite Feature: The overall warmth of this down sleeping bag. Multiple features – including the fill, baffle construction, hood design, etc. – united for an exceptionally warm 15-degree bag.
Bottom Line: If warmth is the focus, the Kazoo is an excellent bet. While lacking compressibility, the bag earned its extra ounces when testers pitched camp in cold locales
- Protective sleeping bag for three-season backpacking
- 650 ProDown insulation dries quickly and repels moisture
- Draft tube and shaped hood trap precious warmth
- Pad loops help keep your sleeping pad in place
- Compression sack and storage sack included for ease of transport
Size: Regular, Long
Weight: [regular] 3 lb 5 oz, [long] 3 lb 9 oz
Materials: 650-fill ProDown